Decorate a Rose Cookie Platter for Valentine's Day
Happy New Year! As we step into the new year, what better way to kick off the sweet journey ahead than by crafting a delightful treat for Valentine's Day?
Learn how to transform a simple rose-themed cookie platter into a stunning centerpiece using royal icing. All the essential tools, including our new rose platter cookie cutter set and "Happy Valentine's Day" stencil, can be found in my shop. Let's dive into this step-by-step guide and create a sweet display that will delight your loved ones. Get ready to elevate your cookie decorating game and spread the love this Valentine's Day!
Rose Platter Cookie Cutters
This rose platter cookie cutter set includes a rose cookie cutter and a center circle cutter. You can purchase cookie cutters together as a set, or as a single cutter without the center circle.
There are two sizes available. When arranged as a platter, as shown in the example picture, the platter measures:
LARGE- 12 inches in diameter.
SMALL- 9 inches in diameter.
For this tutorial, I'll be decorating the large size.
Templates for the Rose Platter Cookie Cutter Set
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available for this new rose cookie platter.
You can download these cookie templates HERE.
If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.
The Cookie Decorating Process
To decorate these rose cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Dark Green royal icing (I mixed Americolor Royal Blue with Electric Green.)
- Light Green icing (I mixed the dark green icing above with more white icing.)
- Dark Pink icing (I mixed Wilton Rose with Americolor Electric Purple.)
- Light Pink icing (I mixed the dark pink icing above with more white icing.)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
Begin by first filling in the rose section with pink icing. Let that icing set for about 30 minutes.
Then fill in one half of the leaf sections with dark green icing. Let that icing set, as well.
Next, fill in the remaining leaf halves with light green icing.
Then add the outline detail of the rose petals, as shown.
For the center circle cookie, flood the entire cookie with white icing. Let this icing dry completely.
Then with stiff dark pink icing, scrap over a Happy Valentine's Day design with this "Happy Valentine's Day" cookie stencil.
Rose Cookie Platter Video Tutorial
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together below.
Here is the completed rose cookie platter all assembled. To create this entire platter required 11 cookies-- 10 rose cookies, and 1 center circle cookie.
This is the large, 12" version. For the tray it's on, I like to use the 12" pizza pans from Dollar Tree. They are cheap and sturdy for transporting around.
This is the start of our new Valentine's Day cookie series. If you would like to see more Valentine's Day cookie cutters, be sure to visit our shop. We just released our new 2024 collection and I'm excited to decorate more designs in the coming weeks.
Happy New Year! And happy baking!